Saturday, February 19, 2005

Mets turn down 3 way deal

From Ken Rosenthal:

"The Mets are balking at a proposed three-way trade in which they would send OF Mike Cameron to the Astros and receive OF Eric Byrnes from the A's, with Astros 2B Chris Burke heading to Oakland.
Byrnes plays all three outfield positions, but the
Mets are not convinced he would be adequate in right. The Astros are willing to trade Burke if they acquire a center fielder, knowing they could return Craig Biggio to second base. ..."

The deal doesn't really make sense for any of the three teams involved. The Astros probably won't win anything in the two years left on Cameron's contract. The A's have Mark Ellis and Keith Ginter battling for their second base job. Eric Byrnes wouldn't really be an upgrade over Cameron.

No reason to make a move just for the sake of making a move. Good job, Omar.

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